CIO Challenges: EA Disconnected from Business Stakeholders

What are the main concerns facing Chief Information Officers today? Orbus Software have identified 8 major issues that every enterprise is likely to struggle with when it comes to meeting the demands of the digital age.

Across the series of CIO Challenges Orbus have released thus far, a common thread has been the importance of Enterprise Architecture (EA) for the management and organization of IT. However, simply starting an EA team or expanding an existing one is not an instant panacea, as the contribution of EA can often be hampered by a lack of communication & cooperation between EA and other parts of the business.

In this eBook, we’ll discuss how disconnected teams can harm transformation efforts, and how the right setup for EA can deliver successful business outcomes.

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TOGAF 9.2 in Pictures

The ADM is an iterative process used to understand existing architectures and work out the best way to change and improve them.

Never used without some adaptation, the ADM is more like a cookbook of recommendations, ideas and checklists than a set way of doing things.

Think of it in three chunks and bear in mind that in a large enterprise, there may be quite a few projects all using different phases of the ADM.

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The Guide to Business Capability Modeling

Business Capability Modeling (or Mapping) is the act of breaking down an organization’s activities into a set of capabilities, which together represent everything the business can do.

In order to understand how a business needs to change, it needs to understand itself. In modern enterprises, with thousands of employees, hundreds of locations and dozens of functions, this is no simple task. Business Capability Modeling transforms the organization into an easily understood set of capabilities, which represent all the different things a business does. This can be used as the basis to understand how people, processes, information & technology support the business.

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Five Steps to Designing a Fully Optimized Enterprise Architecture

The enterprise architect must, despite all the technical complexities and challenges, remain outcome focused; rarely are stakeholders interested in the science behind the processes, but rather they are happy to trust their experts. It is simply the results that matter. This requires measurable deliverables and milestones that tangibly demonstrate our progress in an easily digestible format. Working in iterations architects can develop and target a set of goals, tied to key business outcomes.

Throughout the evolution of your EA practice, keep in mind it is a journey and not a destination. By making use of a maturity model, you drill deeper into each iterative step, understanding what it looks like and how to move towards fully optimized enterprise architecture. The Orbus Software Enterprise Architecture Maturity Assessment demonstrates where your organization currently sits, and provides a platform for you to benchmark against competitors, and industry standards. You are able to use the assessment as a way to develop your EA practice to meet the demands of the digital age.

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Financial Services: Rapid Adaptation to the Unforeseen Requires Enterprise Architecture

At this point, it almost goes without saying that the global pandemic completely upended the idea that companies could be prepared for anything. No amount of 5 year plans or cautious growth can help when your whole business is forced to close or all your workers stay at home. Organizations that survived and even thrived were those that were able to adapt their business models along with the supporting technology. The only preparation that proved valuable was being prepared to move quickly.

Adaptability is an easy gospel to preach for nimble startups and agile tech firms, but for banks and financial services companies you might as well start speaking Hungarian. Even if institutions can get a grip on the blockchain or can define DeFi, there are still huge regulatory barriers to everything a company tries to do.

This eBook will look at 4 major challenges facing financial services firms in the near future, and the potential solutions that can be delivered.

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CIO Challenges Mounting Technical Debt with an Unclear Roadmap

What are the main concerns facing Chief Information Officers today? Orbus Software have identified 8 major issues that every enterprise is likely to struggle with when it comes to meeting the demands of the digital age.

The concept of technical debt has been well understood in software development for decades, but it applies just as well to a firm’s overall technology infrastructure. Enterprises will often maintain legacy systems well beyond their useful life, or cut corners to meet project deadlines and then fail to adjust or update the technology workarounds used. As these old and low quality systems proliferate, costs rise and it becomes increasingly difficult to enact changes.

This eBook will look at how technical debt will mount for businesses and the difficulties of addressing this problem without a clear and sensible roadmap.

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CIO Challenges Architects Constrained by Existing Tools

What are the main concerns facing Chief Information Officers today? Orbus Software have identified 8 major issues that every enterprise is likely to struggle with when it comes to meeting the demands of the digital age.

The role of enterprise architecture is broad and has the potential to touch upon nearly every part of an organization. However, EA teams can fail to meet their potential due to being constrained by the tools they use, unable to access key information or deliver informative reports.

In this eBook, we’ll look at how the tools available to architects can prevent enterprise architecture from fulfilling expectations, and how the right capabilities can unlock their full potential.

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CIO Challenges Disconnected Silos of Data

What are the main concerns facing Chief Information Officers in the modern era? At Orbus Software we have identified 8 major issues that CIOs are likely to struggle with when it comes to meeting the demands of the digital age. In this eBook, we will examine the problem of data becoming siloed across the organization.

As the supply of data has continued to explode around the world, so has the management of data become an increasingly important issue. From security and privacy issues to data-driven decision making, getting all your data in one place, with a single source of truth, could be vital for maintaining a competitive advantage and retaining the trust of customers & regulatory agencies.

This eBook looks at how data silos form in organizations and the benefits that businesses can realize through a single source of truth that unites enterprise information.

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The Definitive Enterprise Architecture Blueprint

As we approach a new decade, rapid technical changes and advances present a raft of new challenges for business leaders. For CIOs in particular, the stakes have never been so high; a plethora of new opportunity abounds, but get the dynamic between business and IT wrong, and the company will become fragmented, its tools and process unwieldy and impossible to manage.

An enterprise architecture practice makes it possible to model the entire organization and make informed strategic decisions. From here solutions across the business can be derived with a full understanding of their implications, and an effective realtime analysis of their success.

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CIO Challenges: Mounting Technical Debt with an Unclear Roadmap

The concept of technical debt has been well understood in software development for decades, but it applies just as well to a firm’s overall technology infrastructure. Enterprises will often maintain legacy systems well beyond their useful life, or cut corners to meet project deadlines and then fail to adjust or update the technology workarounds used. As these old and low quality systems proliferate, costs rise and it becomes increasingly difficult to enact changes.

This eBook will look at how technical debt will mount for businesses and the difficulties of addressing this problem without a clear and sensible roadmap.

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Building A Strong Tech Talent Pipeline

7 Strategies To Hire Faster and Smarter For High-growth Teams

2021 has been a boon for venture capital investment, post-pandemic growth, and available human capital via remote work. Consequently, the demand for tech talent is exploding with no signs of slowing down. How can hiring teams attract quality and diverse tech employees in this competitive landscape?

Over the past few years, we’ve worked with 100+ high-growth teams with the same core need: getting the right people into their organization as fast as possible. Here, we’re sharing what has worked best for these companies.

Download our ebook for actionable strategies, tips, examples, and resources about:

  • How to drive candidate engagement with your brand across multiple channels
  • How to use GitHub, Stack Overflow, and professional networks to source quality candidates
  • Where and how to find candidates with diverse backgrounds
  • How to get more passive candidates to respond
  • How to improve your candidate experience to make closing easier

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How To Use Saas Integrations to Supercharge Your Organisation

Today’s office is one that relies on a diverse range of software and systems which, together, create the unique ecosystem that your business needs.

Slack for your comms, Bamboo for your HR, Okta for your security.

But keeping up with them all, getting your staff to use them properly, and not losing track of license costs and renewal dates – new set of problems, right?

This eBook will teach you how to obtain all of the benefits of SaaS without the challenges.

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How To Get The Most Out Of Email Signatures In Large Organizations

Synchronizing email signatures across your organization can be a pain.

But how do you take the burden from your staff, and be confident that everything is being updated centrally and automatically?

In this publication, we’ll be sharing our expertise on the importance of email signatures, the marketing opportunities they present, how to design the best one, some of our favorite (and least favorite!) examples, and introducing CloudM Email Signature.

Management as an all-in-one solution. With half of all our customers already utilizing this tool, we’ll also share their stories on how it’s made their lives easier and their businesses better.

Let’s get started.

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Data Archiving. Finally Solved.

Cheaper. Faster. Safer. Simple.

We’ve all been there…

Budget meetings where license costs are flagged (again…).

Long and complicated processes for recovering old user data...

GDPR checks, HIPAA regulations, and FOIs, which tie everybody up in knots...

And whether they admit it or not, everybody knows that it shouldn’t be this hard.

In the digital workplace, where automation and productivity rule the roost, it seems bizarre that data archiving can be a painful, manual process...

There should be an easier way...

Welcome to CloudM Archive.

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How To Save Millions by Moving To The Cloud

(No, that’s not a typo)

It’s funny how quickly things change, isn’t it?

In the midst of a remote working revolution, for many of us it’s hard to recall the days when you had to be on-site to access your files and emails. The cloud has well and truly embedded itself within our lives, and being able to open and edit documents from home, office, or coffee shop—is part of the new normal.

But if the new normal really is going to feature a dispersed workforce, then something needs to change.

And of course, access is only one of the many issues.

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